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A long walk, a short walk and a night walk in the Lakes

5/6.3.14Walking with; Graham I have a tee shirt somewhere that bears the motto “Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny one in the office” and it is a philosophy that I have strongly adhered to over the last few years, taking everything Mother Nature can throw at me and still smiling! However,

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Snowshoeing at La Rosiere

27/02/13Walking with; Dominique and Marie I have the battle scarred knees of a 25 year veteran of rugby fields around the world from Pennsylvania to Didsbury, knees that the medical profession have mapped out better than vasts tracts of sub-Saharan Africa, knees that cannot manage six solid days of skiing…so from time to time, an

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Skiing

So it has come to the time of year when instead of pulling on a pair of boots and stomping up a big hill, I strap a pair of planks on my feet and hurtle (in varying degrees of control) down even bigger mountains! La Rosiere this year on The France/Italy border! See you in

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A walk round Wessenden Moor

19.2.14Walking with; Nobody Saddleworth Moor and the area around will, unfortunately, be forever connected with the Moors murders. The deeds of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley have cast a dark shadow over this area and the impression lingers that these are wild places where bad things happen and bodies and dark secrets are buried. The

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Lyme Park and Rivington Pike- Two great local walks

12/13.2.14Walking with; Gary  Whilst the traditional image of Manchester is one of grim industrialisation, one of the reasons I have made it my home is because of the superb access it offers to the great outdoors! On a good day I can be in Windermere in 90 minutes, Llanberis is not much further and I

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Walking in the Mourne Mountains

7&8.2.14Walking with; Nobody There is something magical about being the only person on top of a summit, whether that be the top of Ben Nevis or the top of Arnside Knott, there is that feel of smug satisfaction, of a treat well earned. In my mind that satisfaction is even greater when the summit is

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Grasmere to Langdale in the snow!

31.1.14/1.2.14Walking with; Gareth and Lawrence Gareth and Lawrence had travelled up from the balmy South to see what Winter weather the Lakes could throw at them and, luckily, the weekend didn’t disappoint. We rolled into Grasmere about 7pm and headed out straightaway  on a night nav. In spite of the cloud cover the snow was

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Peak Mountaineering

Just a short note to say that I can wholeheartedly recommend Paul Lewis of Peak Mountaineering for anyone looking to improve their mountain skills. As I continue to edge towards my ML assessment I’d decided that a day out with an assessor would be a valuable way of measuring my progress. I booked a day

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A snowy Snowdonia walk

27.1.14Walking with; Alex My last day out in Snowdonia had come to a relatively swift end when my route along the Foel Gron ridge was interrupted by a lightning flash that seemed to be right on top of me. The weather for this walk in the shadows of the Carneddau was equally unforgiving, if a

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Three Lake District walks

21/22/23.1.14Walking with; Rob So far, this Winter, south of the border at least, has been characterised by a disappointing lack of the white stuff on the ground. January walks in the Lake District should be about blue skies and crisp ground underfoot, not grey skies and swampy conditions, none the less, three days of back

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